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it as we grieve and mourn for those who are lost. each light that sits before us is a light that's been lost to our world. so many innocents, so many brave, lord, all we can do is throw ourselves upon your tender mercies, trusting that you hear our prayers. we know those who are lost because they're ours, lord, not names on some list, but our mothers, or sisters, our brothers, or friends, kindred all because if we did not know them ourselves, we know someone who did. and so, we pray, lord for all the souls lost and all the families and friends who are so torn by grief, for in this moment we are all your childr children, a family related by your love. so help us to care for these families in their sorrow and for each other in ours. may they feel the healing embrace of a neighborhood, a town, a state, a nation, a world. help us to forever remember that we embrace the grieving as our own and bring us together as one family to live together in peace and amity. help us to share the lights that stand before us. help us to carry them out into this world and share it with a world so in sorrow a
. bless those who mourn the eternal god with the comfort of your love, that they may face each new day with hope and with the certainty that nothing can destroy the good that has been given them. they their memories become less painful as you encircle their lives with your love. we pray in your merciful name. common. -- amen. >> mr. president, this afternoon the family of newton, conn., are burying to six-year- old boys. noah turned 6 last month. even though he was only six, jack was the new york giants fan. in the days to come many of the classmates will also be laid to rest, of victims of this tragedy too terrible to comprehend. 20 little girls and boys. 20 tiny daughters and sons, sisters, brothers, friends, and playmates. 20 children that will never grow up to learn to drive, go on a first date or graduate from high school. 26 -- i am sorry, 26 and seven year-old that will never have a chance to all the love or get married or have children of their own. noah, jack, josephine, madeline, chase, jesey, grace, caroline, benjamin, allison, and james -- no words of condolence could possi
large, we wonder if even you in your greatness can fill it as we grieve and mourn for those who are lost. each light that sits before us is a light that's been lost to our world. so many innocents, so many brave, lord, all we can do is throw ourselves upon your tender mercies, trusting that you hear our prayers. we know those who are lost because they're ours, lord, not names on some list, but our mothers, or sisters, our brothers, or friends, kindred all because if we did not know them ourselves, we know someone who did. and so, we pray, lord for all the souls lost and all the families and friends who are so torn by grief, for in this moment we are all your childr children, a family related by your love. so help us to care for these families in their sorrow and for each other in ours. may they feel the healing embrace of a neighborhood, a town, a state, a nation, a world. help us to forever remember that we embrace the grieving as our own and bring us together as one family to live together in peace and amity. help us to share the lights that stand before us. help us to carry them out i
friday and those who mourn their children and those who mourn their family members who lost their lives. >> eliot: it has been heroic, a moment of national mourning. the beginning of a national conversation. you've been a major participant in this as we try to get our arms around gun control. you've spoken so eloquently in your op-ed today part of which we read, where do you think there is going to be a point of agreement, a consensus that will permit congress to actually pass bills? >> eliot i'm really, this evening, going to plead or make a plea and the pleading that i'm going to do and the plea that i make is that this is an american discussion. this is a dialogue among americans. not democrats republicans independents, i happen to have a new district that includes rural areas of texas in an urban congressional district so i'm in essence going to multitask on the issues i'm going to be involved in. but i'm going to ask americans who have responsibility for policy to do as i've done. to take a look at this shee
nation at this time of mourning. speaker boehner did say in a paper statement, quote, the horror of this day seems so unbearable, but we will lock arms and unite in citizens for those how americans rise above unspeakable evil. let us kocome together in god's grace for the families of the victims, that they may find some comfort and piece amid such suffering. and president obama said the country needs to take quote, meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like this. kelly. >> kelly: molly henneberg, thank you for that report. >> uma: well, explaining violence to your children is never easy, as we try to wrap our murder around the most innocent of victims. we've been asking the experts how best to comfort our children. dr. keith ablow he is joining us with insight. thank you for joining us. i want to ask you about efforts to help comfort our own children and help them feel safer, but first, what about the children who survived yesterday's attacks. how do those parents comfort them at this time? >> what they need to do is be very, very available to them and ask them about their
. >> last night president obama led the nation in mourning. he spoke at a memorial service for the 27 victims. it's his fourth trip to a community shaken by a mass shooting. he directed an emotional speech and said the country has failed our children. >> can we honestly say we are doing enough to keep our children from home? i have been reflecting on this and if we are honest with ourselves, the answer is no. we are not doing enough. in the coming weeks, i will use whatever power this office holds to engage my fellow citizens from law enforcement and mental health professionals and parents and educators in an effort aimed at preventing more tragedies like this. because what choice do we have? >> george w. bush's remarks following 9/11, president obama's speech attempted to mourning and galvanize and he spoke as a parent and frustrated american and maybe one of the most speeches barack obama will give as president and though he spoke movingly, he never used the words guns. he is allowing listeners to take lessons from gun culture and laws from mental health and video games and parental
? >> reporter: good morning, chris. people here are flocking to the churches, once again, to mourn and try to comprehend the incomprehensible. as we learn more of the horrible details of what happened here. details from the medical examiner, gruesome. lives ended with multiple gunshot wounds at close range. many of those lives just getting started. 8 little boys and 12 little girls, six and 7 years old. >> i have been at this for a third of a century and my sensibilities may not be the average man's but this is probably the worst i have seen, the worst... that i know of any of my colleagues having seen. >> reporter: six of the victims at the sandy hook elementary school, were staff. the principal, said to have been killed while lunging at the gunman, guidance counselor mary sherlock rushing toward the shooter when she was killed and the other known murder scene, where nancy lanza, the mother of the shooter was found dead, police found evidence they hope will explain the motivation of the gunman. >> the secondary crime scene we discussed with the female located, deceased, did produce some v
's family and friends today, as we mourn his loss. the world will never -- the world never saw a kinder, more resolute and enlightened soul. his integrity, character, empathy, his courage, his tolerance were ever present, unchanging, even with all his success and fame and in the face of every challenge. we feel so sad to have lost chris but so lucky to have known him. we will do everything we can to make sure his memory lives on and foster and support the people-first diplomacy he stood for and advocated both at home and abroad. b [ applause ] ♪ >>> my name is mary numyer. i live in washington but met chris 26 years ago at hastings law school, two blocks from here. we were in the same section in the same study group. when we finished law school we both went to the east coast to work for large law firms. over the years we stayed in close touch. when chris was back from over seas we were frequent tennis partners and would get together for dinners and other events in washington. over the years our families became friends as well. it's been such a pleasure to come to know them and chris's
the weekend after her plane crad in mexico. >>> local latino music fans are mourning the death of one of their favorites. jenni rivera died after her plane crashed in mexico. lynn ramirez in san jose with reaction from some of rivera's fans. len. >> reporter: that's right, allen. a hot of people are in a state of shock. something they didn't expect since jenni's career really seemed to be taking off. for many she symbolized being able to overcome life's obstacles. >> powering through her recent heart break and triumph. , it seems her life and career were reaching a high point. for her many fans on both sides of the mexican american board it made news of her plane crash and sudden death all the more difficult to take. >> really very sad. i don't think nobody can believe what happened. so, so sad. >> rivera was a rarity in the recording industry. a rising star who was also a middle aged mother of five and grandmother. she was a working single mom who hit it big incrossed over. born in southern california to mexican immigrant parents, she spoke english and spain and was successful in mus
of the tragedy that struck newtown, connecticut, one week ago. yet even as this nation comes together to mourn, we remain deeply divided. all weeknight line has dedicated our broadcast to examining the complex relationship between america and its guns. tonight the most divisive day yet. here's my coanchor, terry moran. >> reporter: in newtown this morning, silence, one week after the children screaming and the madman shooting. sigh length across the country. silence in the oval office. and that ancient marker of mourning and remembrance, church bells. [ bells tolling ] >> reporter: the pain is still raw, the horror still fresh. but in washington the debate is already beginning and today a key voice, a powerful voice was at last heard. >> the national rifle association. >> reporter: wayne lapierre, the long-time executive vice president of the nra, took to the podium in washington just an hour or so after the national moment of remembrance. for a week, the nra had been silent, uncharacteristically silent as their opponents lambasted them. >> change, change, change! >> reporter: today, lapierre
community of newtown, connecticut, mourned the young teacher who died trying to protect her first grade class, while school districts across the country are now beefing up security. in the wake of this tragedy, schools nationwide are grappling with the difficult questions about keeping their students safe, including the debate over arming teachers with guns. here's alex perez. >> reporter: she came face to face with unthinkable horror and fought to save her first graders. laid to rest today, 27-year-old sandy hook teacher vicki soto. those remembers her we're green ribb ribbons, her favorite color. her sister jillian, already know what the world is remembering, saying you have been a hero to me for a lot longer than five days. you've been my big sister, the one i've always looked up to. among the mourners, family friend musician paul simon who performed "the sound of silence." soto did everything she could to keep her school family safe and worried teachers across the country are desperately working to make sure another sandy hook never happens again. at middleton elementary in chicago,
the president could "speak for the entire country at this time of mourning." again today, the president called for what he terms "meaningful action" to prevent such a tragedy from happening again. bill plante is at the white house and joins us now. good evening, bill. >> reporter: good evening, jim. that's right, the president in his weekly address tried to reach out and comfort a nation in shock. >> our heart are broken today. we grieve for the families of those we lost. >> reporter: the president again raised the hopes of those anxious for gun control legislation by repeating the rallying cry he made with such emotion on friday. >> and we're going to have to come together and take meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like this, regardless of the politics. >> reporter: mass shootings in recent years have not led to stricter gun laws, but this time could be different, says ucla law professor, adam winkler. >> if there's one thing that will motivate people to talk about guns it's innocent children losing their. >> reporter: in a pew research told taken after aurora, colorado, opinions on
they can mourn and grieve their loss at this time. the community just certainly now getting out of the sadness and shock part and this grief heavily starting to set in. what we don't know about the shooter at this time is his exact identification. they're trying to process that information, as well. there are numerous reports that they're trying to figure out the exact identification that they had on him at the time. but the main focus here for law enforcement and for first responders is dealing with those families who have lost those children. 18 who died at that school this morning, chris. two others that were transported to a local hospital and died later and six adults and then also the shooter that died. so 27 people in all killed in this small area community here and more details that we'll be learning about the heroics inside that school as this tragedy played out. we're hearing about how features that were in that connection of the school where this happened when they heard shouts or the shooting that started to begin, that they hovered in the area and we've seen the ima
can speak for the nation at this time of mourning." i join the president in condolences and prayers to the victims' loved ones. and on sunday, there will be a prayer vigil at the church. in terms of our coverage tonight, i have a correction to >>> good evening, i'm chris matthews in washington. tonight we have an hour to get on top of the horrific tragedy in connecticut to get our heads around it to understand why things like this happen and of course it will take much longer, but let's get to it. we have michelle franzen on the scene, and clint van zandt profiler and msnbc analyst, and psychologist jeff grandier, and caroline mccarthy who entered politics after her husband was killed in a multiple shooting on a suburban commuter train, and we have the head of the national association of school safety and also we will go to my colleague michelle franzen. thank you for staying with us tonight. >> well, hi, chris. we are here in the knnewtown ar of connecticut miles from sandy hook, connecticut, where the tragic shooting took place today. right now, hundreds of resident s are gatherin
legs from the knees down. i just froze with fear. >> the dramatic stories. the parents in mourning. >> she was the type of person that could just light up the room. >> what we know about the killer now. >> and how hollywood is responding to the tragedy. from canceled premieres to heartbreaking tributes. dr. phil's advice for parents in this time of national mourning. how much should your kids know? >> it's okay for them to see you cry. >>> plus, pastor joel osteen's prayers of healing for the families. >> in these tough times more than ever you need to turn to god. >> only "e.t." is with the spiritual leader tonight. >>> kate middleton's first public appearance since leaving the hospital.
where he spoke at an interest -- an interfaith vigil to mourn the victims of the mass shooting at sandy hook elementary school. he met with members of the family and members of the police force. he spoke about the inspiration that the community had shown in the aftermath of the cap -- in the aftermath of the tragedy. other speakers at the service included the connecticut governor. this is about an hour and 15 minutes. >> on behalf of the new town interfaith clergy association, i welcome all of you. we needed this. we needed to be together here in this room. in the gymnasium, outside the doors of the school, in living rooms around the world. we needed to be together. to show that we are together and united. we gather in such a moment of heartbreak for all of us here in newtown. we gather especially mindful of family and friends and neighbors among us who have lost loved ones by an act of unfathomable violence and destruction. we gathered to greet together, to care for one another, to pray and embrace, to weep and to remember, to declare in our many voices that these darkest days of our c
? >> good morning, chris. people here in new town are flocking to the churches once again to mourn and try to comprehend the incomprehensible as we learn more about the horrible details of what happened here. details from the medical examiner gruesome. close range. those lives just getting started 8 little boys and 12 little girls 6 and 7 years old. >> i have been at this for a third of a century. my sensibilities may not be the average man but this probably is the worst i have seen or the worst that i know of any of my colleagues having seen. >> six of the victims at the sandy hook elementary school were standoff. the principal dawn hochsprung said to be killed lunging at the gunman. sur lock also killed. the mother of the shooter was found dead. police found evidence they hope will explain the motivation of the gunman. >> the secondary crime scene that we discussed where the female was located deceased did produce some very good evidence in this investigation. >> that gunman, 20-year-old adam lanza. reports say he had the disorder as berger's syndrome. his aunt said he was troubled and n
people enact agendas they should allow the mourning to take place. >> this is, really, a consoler-in-chief role for president obama. that community...we have just scratched the surface of some of the stories and just seeing the pictures. >>guest: he is parent in chief tonight. i have a child in elementary school and i got a call a few days ago and it was a lockdown drill, they do a recorded call and call back and tell you it is a drill. a couple of days later, winter concert, christmas concert, and after, the principal said to all of us parents gathered, these were pre-k and kindergarten, i want to thank you for entrusting your children to us. two hours later i hear the news and all of the words took on more meaning, more horrific meaning than you could imagine. now the president is consoler-in-chief, parent in chief, but at some point when you look at six-year-old bodies riddled with multiple bullets we have to start looking for ways to take the word "mass" out of mass murder. i hope he will move forward to do some sort of independent commission that has the urgency we had after
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time for mourning, prayer and a full investigation of the facts before commenting. the nra is prepared to offer meaningful contributions to help make sure this never happens again, end quote. the organization had been noticeab noticeably quiet including on social media after news of the shooting broke friday. >>> here is warning. the next time you fill up at the pump. police say thieves are using new technology to steal credit card information when you pay through for your gas. authorities say they are putting blue tooth enabled card skim others the pumps. they install them by using standard keys that open up a majority of gas pumps across the country. from there, they use blue tooth technology to access data in a man matter of seconds, from up to 100 yards away. >> it will stay on a few days and come back and take it off. unless we discover that in the meantime, the gas pump owner, operator, would never know it was even on there. >> police say one way to protect yourself is to use cash. you should also use a credit card rather than an atm card because they usually offer better fraud p
of newtown, connecticut. >>> no break from the grieving. the nation is mourning the victims of the horrific mass shooting in connecticut. president obama preparing to attend and interfaith vigil this evening in newtown, connecticut. while investigators try to piece together more information about what happened and why in that terrifying shooting spree. among the confusion and sorrow are stories of herosim like victoria soto, who reportedly used her own body to shield her first graders from gunfire. her hometown celebrated her life and selfless act of love and devotion to her beloved students. >> i just hope that one day he'll know she's in a better place and died a hero. >> the pain, how those mothers must be feeling at this time, because this is my only child. i couldn't picture that. that's why i'm here today, because she saved a lot of kids' lives. >> it's for so many, unimaginable. victoria soto was one of the 26 people killed at sandy hook elementary friday. according to police, of the 20 children attacked and killed, eight were boys, 12 were girls. all six adult victims were women. go
. >> and this is it a community in deep mourning. they hild a prayer service. will they hold more throughout the weekend? >> there are a number of churches and when you drive by there are signs out prayer service at noon or 7. and st. rose is opened 24 hours in the since this happened. there are funerals and memorial services to be planned. the church community is going to be busy in the coming week: and there is a member of services held and very likely many days to come. >> thank you for the update. >> we have the vofrom the police scanner. let's listen . (no audio) woo don't have the sound of that. and we'll get it back to you. in the morning press conference. officials say the superintendent of schools should be able to provide more clarity about the motive. and she is headed to the scene right now. and we expect to hear from her sometime soon . it has been little more than 24 hours since the shooting and the newtune police have a long investigation as they piece together what happened and why. that is the fundment will question. mark furman is it here and he is on a two or three second delay. mark,
and opened fire. connecticut's governor has declared today an official day of mourning. a moment of silence will be observed at the white house. but the national rifle association is speaking out. it's holding its first news conference since the massacre this morning. marlie hall is in newtown with more. marlie, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, terrell. well, today marks the fifth day of mourning services in newtown and a full week since the tragedy at sandy hook elementary school, and today the country will stop to remember. at 9:30 this morning, people here in newtown will stop what they're doing and observe a moment of silence to mark the one-week point since a shooter killed 26 people at sandy hook elementary school. but then the church bells will ring again, signifying another funeral for another child. pablo carmona attended the funeral of his friend and fellow boy scout benjamin wheeler. >> i don't really know why he had to die. but it's very sad. >> reporter: catherine hubbard liked to ride horses and allison wyatt wanted to become an artist. >> my husband asked last
of more than ten bullets. >> as the nation mourns 20 children and six women who tried to save them, some of the teachers who survived talk to matt lauer. >> it just kept going, so the noises that i started to hear were pops and, of course, i then at that point said, you know, we've got to do this lockdown. >> immediately the leaders in our building did what they needed to do, and they ran out of the door knowing that that gunfire was showering the hallways and the classrooms. >> i just kept reassuring them that they would be okay, that they were loved, that their mommies and daddies would be there soon and that we had them, we had them. we would hold them tight. and they did continue to cry, but they were able to hold it together. they were -- they were amazing. they were quiet when i needed them to be, and they held each other, and they were perfect. >> friends and family remember 27-year-old victoria soto, a teacher who sacrificed her life for her first graders. >> the response is overwhelming. there's so many people here. it's nice to see how the community has come together, all class
of silent prayer or reflection for the victims, their families and our country as we mourn the deaths of the children and school officials in newtown, connecticut. >> thank you. to lead us through the taiex thank you. to lead us through the preliminary matters and to provide us with a welcoming address, i would like to pass the gavel to congresswoman elect, joyce beatty. >> thank you very much, secretary husted. we begin with an innovation. at this time i would like to ask the reverend angela simmons to please come up. let us pray. almighty god, we gather here together today as people from many different faith traditions, yet we share a bond that is deep and enduring, a profound and abiding belief in justice and peace for all of your children. from the rolling hills of new england to the sunny beaches of california and beyond even the borders of this hallowed land. together today we meet to celebrate this democracy, lord, with which you have blessed us and we assemble to cast the votes that will elect the next president of these united states of america. we pray that each person casti
of the children ages six or seven. >> heather: we continue to search for answers as the nation mourns this tragedy with the people of newtown, connecticut. one psychiatrist preventing these crimes is like trying to find a needle in a very large haystack. [ male announcer ] red lobster's crabfest ends soon. hurry in and try five succulent entrees, like ourender snow crab paired with savory garlic shrimp. just $12.99. come into red lobster and sea food differently. and introducing 7 lunch choices for just $7.99. till you finish your vegetables. [ clock ticking ] [ male announcer ] there's a better way... v8 v-fusion. vegetable nutrition they need, fruit taste they love. could've had a v8. or...try kids boxes! could'v♪ had a v8. ♪ [ male announcer ] everyone deserves the gift of all day pain relief. this season, discover aleve. all day pain relief with just two pills. >>> i've been at this for a third of a century, it's my sensibilities may not be the average man -- but this probably is the worst i have seen. >> gregg: connecticut state policeman commenting on learning more about adam lanza. trag
washington will take over. >> eric: have a good day, everybody. >> jamie: a nation mourns the lives of the tragedy from sandy hook elementary. police say they have uncovered evidence in the case and they are tracing all the weapon, all the way backto the work benches where they were made. president obama preparing to fly to newtown, connecticut, to act oz our country's consoler in chief. as authorities release the names of the school staff and children who were killed, we learn, not only the terrible details about their last momes and the touching stories of the lives behind the names. i'm bream -- i'm shannon bream with america's news headquarters live from the nation's capitol, starting now. police are working to draw a more complete picture of the man who came to sandy hook elementary and killed children. peter doocy has the latest. >> reporter: with the connecticut state police press conference that just wrapped, the most compelling part, perhaps, was when the lieutenant basically warned people who have been somehow -- we don't know specifically -- but using social media to pose
throughout the state have converged this morning to mourn the dead. >> reporter: we are in -- sandy hook rights here, across from the volunteer fire department. you can see quite a bit of activity. police, firefighters, 24 hours ago it was a different scene, children were running here from their school just around the corner, sandy hook elementary to this fire station after being told by police this is where they can come to be safe because of what was happening in the school. it was a scene of chaos and horror, terrified children, hundreds of them coming here. this morning much calmer, no chaos. nothing horrible but still the memory of what happened yesterday. now, the police are here obviously, state police still here. the investigation continues at the school. just around the corner. you can see the police over there talking to people coming in. making sure that the media don't crossover the line. taking flowers as people bring them in. we got here at about 1:40 this morning after flying in from the bay area. we went straight to saint rose church where there was a human memorial vigil
. >> what some see as the only way to get both sides to compromise on taxes. >>> music fans mourn the loss of a singing superstar. how jenni rivera is being remembered for more than her music. >> we couldn't see this happening. >>> their prank may have cost a woman her life. now we hear for the first frame those disc jockeys who set off a fire storm. secondhand smoke affects everyone's health. it's not just irritating. it can cause heart disease and even death. speak up about secondhand smoke. your health and the health of your family depend on it. the president and house republicans have just three weeks to find a compromise o stop automatic tax hikes and spending cuts. and both sides say they're ready to . cbs reporter danielle nottim on the "sacred cow" that mit be key to the solution. suggested lead: the pres >>> now at 6:30, president obama hits the road to sell his solution for avoiding the fiscal cliff. the president and the house republicans have just three weeks to find a compromise to stop automatic tax hikes and spending cuts, and both sides say they are ready to talk. cbs 5's d
, in fact, a great nation is mourning at the same time. >> the families had filed in and into our designated reserved seats earlier, nina, and really, meeting with them had a special private time, but the message is really to the whole community and to the nation tonight. >> and he was delayed, as we saw, in beating with those families. i'm sure it must have been incredibly difficult and he's had to do it in the shootings, we talked about earlier, in the arizona case and recently in the aurora, colorado theater shooting, but, yeah, that's a part of his job as our consoler in chief tonight is to personally console the families and to personally tell them that we, as a nation, grieve with them, as well as stepping to the podium. >> bret: one of the of the things these shootings have done is focus everyone's attention, kirsten, so many of them, as you go through the list and you see how many there have been. we forget, also the other shootings. there was a shooter on the loose here in d.c. that dominated everything. we were consumed in washington d.c. with going to a gas station, taking your ki
president says "barbara and i mourn the loss of a true american patriot and one of the great mill tare leaders of our generation. hailing from westpoint. general norman schwarzkopf to me epitomized the service the dallesty creed that served our great nation through this trying natural crises. a good and decent man and a good friend. barbara and i send our condolences to his from our family. this from president george h.w. bush ailing in the hospital but speaking out in his statement about the passing of general schwarzkopf. general scales, are you still with us by phone? did we lose him? we will try to get him back. tonight, general norman schwarzkopf. i apologize i'm being told some direction here as we try to get our guest back. we are bringing you this news as we are first learning it. i just read to you the statement from president h.w. bush. operation desert shield and storm. deployments of u.s. forces were the largest since the vietnam war and the impact that his military leadership had on this country tremendous. the loss being felt across the pentagon and those who have both se
. >>> in a few hours, people here in newtown, connecticut, will head to church services to seek comfort and mourn the loss of so many of their loved ones. their friends, family members and many people they have known for so many years. we now know 12 girls and 8 boys were shot to death inside sandy hook elementary school. all of them were either 6 or 7 years old. among them, was emily parker. her father says she could light up a room and was an exceptional artist who always carried around markers and pencils to draw for anyone. her dad said he dwav her a kiss the last time he saw her alive. six adults lost their lives in that tragic shooting. that includes 47-year-old principal dawn hochsprung who was married and had two daughters and three st stepdaughters. one parent said hochsprung was always smiling. and school sipsychologist mary sherlach loved to garden. they will miss her terribly and take comfort knowing she had achieved that dream. the gunman also took the life of a 27-year-old first grade teacher who is being hailed around the world for her bravery. ♪ amazing grace how sweet the sound
, an idyllic community, town of 30,000, just likes newtown, and people are mourning and weeping as they mourn for the teachers at sanry hook elementary school. >> just when you think you can be composed and keep it together and maybe the tears will have stopped, they put out the names and ages of the victims and even not knowing them, but just to read through their names and their ages is just wretching. we will show you some of their names now, the victims, there were 12. we'll show them later to you, basically 20 children and younger than we thought, remember that president obama and his first report that they were between five and ten years old. they were really just six and seven years old, all of them and it's also to know, we didn't know at the time, what close range they were killed. how good of a marksman this shooter was and we now know tragically they were shot many tim times. >> the mother of the shooter, nancy, was a gun collector and taught her son how to shoot and we'll be asking questions about this in the days ahead and all used in the massacre were tied, registered to her, an
, it was galvanizing, it was remorseful, it mourned those precious little kids that were lost, but it's that galvanizing part, and if he's going to make that speech live in history pretty high up in his presidency, then he has to. i mean, he's all but pledged saying he's going to tackle this. the question is how do you do it? how do you navigate the politics of this? it's not easy. he himself acknowledged there's not one answer, but he also said that doesn't mean you don't try. so, look, they're still trying to put this together here. they're not going to say they have an exact idea of what this is going to look like. it could be a commission. how do you engage the nra? do you try to bring them into the conversation? >> yeah. >> along with hollywood, along with the law enforcement, along with educators. do you try to have one of those types of conversations at first just to sort of see if there's any common ground here? and then where do you go? i think honestly they're still in the beginning stages of this and of trying to figure it out. but i think that he seemed -- if he wants that
know your heart is heavy. this is your community. this is your home. the nation, the world is mourning but this is -- this is your home. i've got to ask you. off the top here about some of the conversations. senator manchin just released a statement following his phone call with the president. he said the president called him and at this point this is the quote. i believe that we must have a dialogue and bring parties from all sides to the table. i know my friends at the nra and those that support the 2nd amendment rights will participate because i know their hearts are aching for the families of newtown just like all americans. but we have not heard from the nra at this point about a conversation on reasonable and sensible gun control. >> well, i mean, listen. i think it's important first to say in newtown the conversation has not turned to gun control because we're still burying the victims of that horrible day. i was at the first of what will be essentially 27 funerals yesterday and the conversation will turn pretty quickly but right now obviously newtown is still in crisis. listen.
, smart as a whip, gentle but rambunctious, mourned by his twin sister ariel who was in a different classroom and survived. jack pinto, also 6, loved skiing, baseball, and football and was a big fan of the new york giants, especially victor cruz. the star receiver wore the boy's name on his cleats and gloves in tribute during the giants game sunday night. as a nation grapples with how and why these many young lives were cut brutally short, it fell to the president in newtown last night to face the impossible task of consoling a town that lay in emotional ruins. >> i can only hope it helps for you to know that the you're not alone in your grief. that our world, too, has been torn apart. that all across this land of ours, we have wept with you. we've pulled our children tight. >> as he mourned the 26 women and children murdered in friday's rampage, the president gave indications that this could be the tipping point for real change on gun control. >> we can't tolerate this anymo anymore. these tragedies must end. and to end them we must change. >> the president ended by reciting the na
to change. the president's solemn words last night addressing a town in mourning and a nation in grief. the question to all of us is if we don't change now, then when do we change? today, newtown laid to rest two 6-year-olds, killed in friday's last shooting. and as we see the funerals of 25 more victims in the coming days, we all have to ask ourselves are good evening, americans. welcome to "the ed show" from new york. the tragedy in newtown connecticut is galvanizing americans. it's no lodger acceptable to hide behind the second amendment. >> these tragedies must end. to end them, we must change. >> the president calls for change in the wake of a massacre. tonight, how voters can make their voices louder than the gun lobbies. >> this myth that the nra can destroy political careers is just not true. >> the nra's power is so vastly overrated. >> plus, the fact about the nra's power. mayor michael bloomberg's right hand power. will real america come around on common sense gun laws? >> john nichols on the conservative push to keep common sense gun laws out of the middle of the country. p
what has to happen now? >> this tragedy. today is a day of mourning. however, the door is open today about taking meaningful action. that is a code word about thinking about gun control. he tried not to raise debt about the debate. and finally came to surface all along the third debate. >> please explain the po the nae association a. the nra, the organization that really stifles any movement. >> the power are in the swing states. it is where the president has to win in pennsylvania, ohio, illinois, wisconsin. it is very important that they have the ability to have a victory in those states. the guns are big in those states with hunting being bigger in those states. after the assault weapons ban the democrats got swept out in 1994. everybody thought that even after gabrielle giffords was shot. in 2011 is that something would happen and that portion of the law did not go through. >> what would happen if the nra still less political power? >> this is an effluent community in connecticut with and what is a fluent -- and what is one to happen in six months, two months? does the president
. mourning for the murder of those 20 beautiful little kids up in new ton, connecticut, shocked that yet another mass murder here in the united states is being far, far too many of them committed violent assault weapons and hopefully start this week determined that this time this time at least we finally have had enough, this time we will finally, pull together as the president said last night. this time, we will finally do something to get these weapons of war out of circulation. we will be talking all about that this morning and a whole lot more. take time out first to get the latest. to the's current news update from the lisa ferguson out in los angeles. hi lease a. good morning. >> hey, bill good morning everyone. on the heels of the shooting which is one of the worst in history, not only is the nation mourning but it sounds like washington could finally be ready to push through some gun legislation. 20 innocent children with six adults were killed at sandy hook elementary. president obama spoke to a crowd much more than 900 mourners. he was understa
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this weekend so that "president obama can speak for the nation at this time of mourning." i join the president in condolences and prayers to the victims' loved ones. and at 7:00 p.m. on sunday, there will be an interfaith church service in newtown. the next briefing is expected to be held at 8:00 a.m. tomorrow morning. at msnbc, our continued coverage. we'll continue now and into the night. >>> weekends with alex witt" starts now. >> a quiet corner of america shattered. >> caller indicating she thinks someone is shooting in the building. >> chilling words in the midst of an attack on the least among us. the unimaginable deaths of small children at the hands of a young gunman. an elementary classroom, the killing field. what's left this morning? a small city of grief. a state in mourning. a country with new questions about the price of freedom. good morning, everyone. and welcome to "weekends with alex witt." we're calling it a tragedy, but that particular word nor any other could describe what happened on a cold, bright winter morning in newtown, connecticut. i'm afraid the answers we try to p
, protesters are mourning her death. the victim, a medical student has not been identified. the protesters have vowed that her death will not be in vain. in new delhi, a report -- it is reported on average every 15 hours. >> it is the kind of insensitive treatment that some of the politicians and some of the people. >> some of the people like us have come not to do not normally protest because nobody is safe in the city anymore. >> the woman died of severe internal and brain injuries. six people including a minor and of the server work arrested and are charged now with murder pierre >> it is a couple of days before we reach the freezing mark. >> we have a cold snap on tap. >> a cold snap just in time for new year's eve? what it feels like a snow -- like a cold snap arrived today. the ft noon high was only 28 degrees. we're down to 23 degrees with it -- with a wind out of the west at 15 m.p.h. and we did get some snow this morning, not much to really matter. it brings the total for the month to just nine tenths of an inch or a little below 1 inch. 28 degrees was the high today. the official hig
during this time of national mourning we have removed all guns from sale and from display in our store nearest newtown and suspended the sale of modern sporting rifles in all our stores nationwide." officials from the company also continue to offer their sympathy to those affected by the tragedy. investigators were trying to determine whether the gunman in the newtown shooting tried to buy a gun from a dick's sporting goods short in an era -- dick's sporting goods store in a nearby town. they confirmed of our arms were sold to the suspect. we have spoken to local shoppers to ask what they thought about the news to suspend certain sales. >> there's no possible way you can really keep guns out of the hands of criminals. they will go to any measures to achieve that power in their hands. they thrive off that more than anything. it is a sad thing. >> no word on how long goods sales of certain types of guns will last. another national retailer, wal- mart says it has not made any changes to the different types of guns sold in its stores. brianne carter, abc 7. >> stay with abc 7 news and wjla
the track of the storm and where it will hit. >>> the nation is mourning the loss of the man who led allied forces in the gulf war. norman schwarzkopf was credited with winning the war and the public's imagination. >> reporter: in 1990, norman schwarzkopf was a little known general looking ahead to requirement -- retirement. then he led into the face of the u.s. counterattack, called stormen norman. >> it will take has long last it takes. >> reporter: a six-week campaign of aerial bombardment drowned the iraqis in 100 hours. norman schwarzkopf was a west point graduate hop spent his whole career in the army. he was a war hero where he earned purple, bronze and silver stars. president bush issued a statement calling norman schwarzkopf a true american patriot and one of the great military leaders. in rear -- retirement he had speaking engagements. >>> you could be waking up to a snowy saturday morning. >> we continue to track a winter storm on abc2 news at 6:00 which starts right now. >>> president putin has just nailed the lid in the coffin. >> the russian president bans them f a
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